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Exhibition Detail
Yves Peintures: Re-evaluating Conceptual Painting
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH
United Kingdom

November 2nd, 2011 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yves Peintures, Yves KleinYves Klein, Yves Peintures,
1954 (Nice), Booklet including ten color plates (tipped-in colored papers of various dimensions and hues, pasted on paper
© Courtesy Yves Klein Archives
Artist talk
+44 (0)20 7930 0493
Tue-Sun11-11; We are closed Mondays, except for fig-2 openings which will take place in the ICA studio every Monday from 6-8pm throughout 2015. Please access the Studio via the ramp entrance from Carlton House Terrace.
conceptual, Talk, artist talk
Theatre (seated): £12 / £10 Concessions / £8 ICA Members

This talk on the history and relevance of conceptual painting today takes the found monochromes by Yves Klein as a starting point. In 1954 Yves Klein exhibited his first work Yves Peintures at the age of 26. A booklet he produced with his friend Claude Pascal which introduces the world to a series of paintings by the unknown artist 'Yves'. Subtitled 10 Planches en Couleurs the booklet presents ten horizontal rectangles of thin coloured paper, which feature commercially printed papers as if they were reproductions of paintings that, in fact, didn't exist.

We re-evaluate the history of monochrome painting as something that stems from a conceptual as much as from a painterly origin. Joined by artists David Batchelor, Daniel Sturgis and art historian Briony Fer, the panel will discuss how far contemporary painting can still be debated in isolation from other media today. Chaired by art critic and curator Jan Verwoert.

Supported by the Goethe Institut, London

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